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Lakers home to Suns in NBA betting action

Phoenix SunsLos Angeles Lakers
Nov 16, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

4-5TEAM RECORD3-5

Phoenix travels to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to boost its 4-5 mark with a victory over the Lakers.

The Lakers sit at 3-5 (3-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 4-5 (2-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 4-4 OU, and Phoenix is 6-3 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 200.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Lakers) and the No. 29 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-93 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 14 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 110.8 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 112-106 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Luis Scola poured in 24 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds in a losing cause for Phoenix on Wednesday, as the Bulls rolled to a 112-106 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center.

The Lakers were an 84-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for Los Angeles on Tuesday, but the Spurs managed an 84-82 victory over the Lakers at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Suns at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Phoenix is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Miami, Saturday, November 17
LA Lakers home to Houston, Sunday, November 18